Livability Score

81
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities D

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Caribou Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (10) F
The Falls Aquatic Center
Water Park
Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
UNI-Dome
Stadium
Marcus Cinema
Cinema
Cedar Falls Historical Society Museum
Museum
Iowa Band Museum
Museum
Cedar Falls Theatre
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Museum
Ice House
Museum
Little School House
Museum
Food and Drink (26) D-
Banis Convenience 4U
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
Mulligan's Brick Oven and Pub
Bar
5 Corner's Liquor
Alcohol
Marco's Pizza
Fast Food
Scoopski's Uptown Creamery
Sweets
Cold Stone Creamery
Sweets
Panera Bread
Fast Food
HuHot Mongolian Grill
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Villa Italian
Fast Food
Long John Silver's/KFC
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
The Horny Toad
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Four Queens
Sweets
Papa Murphy's
Fast Food
Cedar City Creamery
Sweets
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Raising Cane's
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Menchie's
Sweets
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Fitness (2) F
Cedar Falls Community Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (10) F
Masala Market
Grocery Store
Scratch Cupcakes
Bakery
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Fareway
Grocery Store
ICON Donuts & Sweetery
Bakery
Natural Grocer
Grocery Store
Fareway Meat & Grocery
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Target
Grocery Store
Parks (109) A+
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Seerley Park
Park
Hearst Sculpture Garden
Park
Firemans Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Clay Street Park
Park
UNI Tennis Courts
Park
McCollum Path
Park
Place Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
UNI Biology Reserve
Park
Lawther Commons
Park
Lawther Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Campus Street Park
Park
UNI Sport Zone
Park
Central Park
Park
Avenue of Flags
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Veterans Memorial Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Riverside Trail
Park
Noehren Field
Park
Shops (41) D-
Kwik Star
Convenience Store
UNI Bookstore
Books
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Dollar General
Discount Store
Hy-Vee Gas
Convenience Store
B&B West
Convenience Store
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Beauty
College Square Mall
Mall
Von Maur
Department Store
Bath & Body Works
Beauty
Express
Clothing
American Eagle Outfitters
Clothing
Ashley HomeStore
Furniture
Raygun
Clothing
Precieux Arts Jewelers
Fashion
Kohl's
Department Store
Music Station
Convenience Store
Simcox & Co Barbershop
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Mall
Casey's General Store
Convenience Store
Thunder Ridge Ampride
Convenience Store
Pet Supplies Plus
Pets
Famous Footwear
Shoes
Ross
Department Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Cedar Falls.
Public Transit Stops (3)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.2%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Cedar Falls is 93/100 - which is 4% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime B

Cedar Falls crime rates are 1,484 per 100k, which is 8% lower than Iowa
Property Crime
1,222 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
262 crimes per 100k
B
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employment B

The median income in Cedar Falls is $64,809 - which is 19% higher than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$64,809
C
Unemployment Rate
2.8%
B+
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (15)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Cedar Falls Fire Department Station 1
Fire Station
Newaldaya Lifescapes
Nursing Home
Student Health Center
Clinic
Holahan and Boe Orthodontics
Dentist
All Smiles Family Dentistry
Dentist
MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center
Hospital
Cedar Valley Medical Clinic
Clinic
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Iowa State Patrol District 9 Headquarters
Police
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Cedar Falls Public Safety
Fire Station
UnityPoint Clinic
Clinic
Greenhill Family Dentistry
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Waterloo Fire and Rescue Station 7
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Cedar Falls home prices are $204,300 - which is 54% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$204,300
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
16%
A
Home Affordability
3.2x (home price to income ratio)
B+
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schools A+

The Cedar Falls graduation rate is 93% - which is 6% higher than Iowa
School Test Scores
81%
A
High School Grad. Rates
93%
A+
Elementary Schools (9) F
Lincoln Elementary School
St Patrick School
Helen A Hansen Elementary School
Southdale Elementary School
Cedar Heights Elementary School
Orchard Hill Elementary School
Valley Lutheran School
Aldrich Elementary
North Cedar Elementary School
Central Middle School
Blessed Sacrament School
High Schools (4) F
Peet Junior High School
Cedar Falls High School
Holmes Junior High School
Valley Lutheran School
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ratings A-

Cedar Falls has an overall rating of 77% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Cedar Falls - Safer than Waterloo 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 26, 2018) For years I lived in Waterloo. I work at John Deere Engine Works, and it was nice not having to drive so far to work. When I house came up for sale in Cedar Falls, however, I jumped on it. The drive isn't terrible, and living in Cedar Falls feels so safe and secure. The community ...Read More is pretty good and shopping isn't terrible. Mostly I love the peace of mind that living in Cedar Falls provides, and when my toddler is old enough to enter school, I'm sure that I'll appreciate the better school system.

The best places to eat in Cedar Falls are Whiskey Roads if you're looking for some amazing drinks or Noble Oaks if you're in the mood for some great BBQ and a tasty dessert afterwards. We also have a variety of Mexican options. My favorite is Los Cabos, great for the entire family. If you look hard enough, I think we even have sushi. Read Less
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D Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Cedar Falls? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Seerley Park
Hearst Sculpture Garden
Firemans Park
Unknown Name
Clay Street Park
UNI Tennis Courts

Entertainment

The Falls Aquatic Center
Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
UNI-Dome
Marcus Cinema
Cedar Falls Historical Society Museum
Iowa Band Museum
Cedar Falls Theatre
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Banis Convenience 4U
McDonald's
Mulligan's Brick Oven and Pub
5 Corner's Liquor
Marco's Pizza
Scoopski's Uptown Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery
Panera Bread

F Commute

Is public transit available in Cedar Falls? Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Cedar Falls.
Drive to Work
80%

3% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
7%

4% higher than the US average

B- Health & Safety

Is Cedar Falls a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center

Pharmacies

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Doctors

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